Why wasn’t I getting reciprocal lovey-doveyness when we were first married? From Disney movies to my favorite shows like “The Office” to practically every pop song released, love is constantly sold as an emotion we have before we’re married.
And that’s why my wife just gave me that half-smile. And now that I’ve tried to change the way I look at love, the more I become shocked at the messages of love I had gotten when I was younger.
Once she is old enough, we are going to explain our choices to her, and again, it will be up to her to decide what she wants in her diet!
On a side note, we had a hilarious episode on Christmas morning that involved your cookbook!
Had the same conversation with my omni hubby and we agreed to the exact same thing. Then I started doing more research on the harmfulness of meat and dairy. And that during family gatherings I would have to feed it to her. If I’m eating a healthy vegan diet, take so much care to avoid chemicas and the toxic products that are meat and dairy, then my daughter shall also.
We also learned early on that she was lactose intolerant (non vegan formula top up when my milk didn’t come in) so I wouldn’t want her to eat something she was allergic to just because she may have “grown” out of it, or just not showing obvious signs of allergy.
I think there can be something in-between: I am feeding my baby girl only vegan food and am asking others only to feed her vegan food (in daycare, at grandparents) as long as she is still a baby and is being fed by adults.
When she starts asking about food and feeding herself and going to birthday parties and such, or sees what my relatives eat at big family gatherings, then she is allowed to try whatever she wants.
I, however, will educate them about where their food is coming from, how it is made, how it affects our bodies, the animals, and our planet.
These information were not given to me growing up which I know would have helped me.
Thank you for publishing my stance exactly and I really hope you dont get any flack from anyone, Also. I just tell people I am plant-based as I continue to have local honey as I believe it helps with my severe seasonal allergies.